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Morihei Ueshiba
Utada Hikaru
Namie Amuro
Joichi Ito

Quotes and sayings from famous japanese authors
Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead. Morihei Ueshiba

Children learn to smile from their parents. Shinichi Suzuki

Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one. Japanese Proverbs
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A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple. Japanese Proverbs
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The nail that stands out will be hammered down. Japanese Proverbs

Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare. Japanese Proverbs

Getting money is like digging with a needle, spending it is like water soaking into sand. Japanese Proverbs

Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese Proverbs

Fix the problem, not the blame. Japanese Proverbs

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists. Japanese Proverbs

A kind word can warm three months of winter. Japanese Proverbs

I will master something, then the creativity will come. Japanese Proverbs

When you're dying of thirst it's too late to think about digging a well. Japanese Proverbs

One thousand days to learn; ten thousand days to refine. Japanese Proverbs

Duty is heavy as a mountain but Death is lighter than a feather. Japanese Proverbs
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When a bonsai stops growing, you know it's dead. Japanese Proverbs

What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty. Shinichi Suzuki

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. Matsuo Basho

Deceive the rich and powerful if you will, but don't insult them. Japanese Proverbs

Think with your whole body. Taisen Deshimaru

Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love. Morihei Ueshiba

Time spent laughing is time spent with the Gods. Japanese Proverbs

You are wise to climb Mt. Fuji, but a fool to do it twice. Japanese Proverbs

Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world. Miyamoto Musashi

You win battles by knowing the enemy's timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not expect. Miyamoto Musashi

The feet are the gateway to 10,000 illnesses. Japanese Proverbs

The divine is not something high above us. It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us. Morihei Ueshiba

Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart. Haruki Murakami

The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit. Morihei Ueshiba

The Japanese have a strong tendency to suppress their own feelings. That's the Japanese character. They kill their own emotions. Ichiro Suzuki

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